Trump is following an Old playbook.
The Dictator's playbook is old. This list is inspired by an article in "Raw Story," but it is a list I already had so this is my version. I've been writing on this for a long time. So this post is a place to put related posts.
- Lie Often, Lie Big.
- Target, Challenge and Coopt Institutions that Enforce Accountability.
- Consolidate power by putting sychophants in key positions (military and law enforcement).
- Target, Attack and Control the Press.
- Target & Scapegoat minority groups, rivals and foreigners.
- Target, Vilify as Enemies and bad people, protesters, minorities and scapegoats.
- Find and Recruit the Angry, dogmatic, disaffected, ignorant and fearful.
- Rile up the Mob, but exclude anyone not onboard.
- Play on Religious, Ethnic, Racial and cultural prejudice.
- Enforce identity of the movement and leader.
- Enforce Personal loyalty in key institutions.
- Indoctrinate thru Repetition belief in alternative facts over facts.
- Relentlessly go after disloyalty and criticism.
- Instigate and use violence to beat down opposition verbally and physically.